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PJH

Cade's County (Glen Ford and Edgar Buchanan)

Does anyone remember the modern-day TV Western, Cade’s County?   It starred Glen Ford and Edgar Buchanan.  The hour long show was broadcast from September 1971-April 1972 (24 episodes) on CBS.  Because it was on opposite Bonanza, Cade’s County only lasted one season.

Glen Ford starred as Sam Cade, the sheriff of Madrid County, a vast and sparsely-populated desert area that was apparently located somewhere in the Southwest.  Cade came from a prominent and well-to-do family in the county, had served in the U.S. Navy as a fighter pilot and had been an FBI agent, after which he returned to Madrid County to become sheriff.  Cade drove a jeep instead of a horse and carried a .38 special instead of a Colt.45, but when he faced the bad guys, they always lost.

His chief deputy was J. J. Jackson, played by Edgar Buchanan.  While Cade had traveled the world, and had modern law enforcement training, Jackson had apparently spent most of his life and career in Madrid County.  Together they fought to maintain law and order against violent miners, cattle thieves and other lawbreakers who, for the most part, would have seemed at home in Westerns set in any era.

A feature-length movie assembled from several episodes of Cade's County was released in 1991 under the title Sam Cade — Marshal of Madrid. A two-part episode, Slay Ride, was released as a television feature film, occasionally broadcast by independent television stations.

I would love to hear your memories of this little know and long forgotten TV Western.

Cade’s Country Intro

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Edgar Buchanan and Glen Ford
Dianna

I used to watch this, but it's like so many, I can't remember what the episodes were about. But I liked it. I like Glenn Ford anyway.
Dianna

I meant to say also, this was on around the same time period as Lancer. I think it was on around 1969 with James Stacy. Do you remember that? I wouldn't miss an episode of that show.
PJH

Dianna, I'm like you----I remember it being on, but can't remember any of the individual episodes.  And in 1971 I was just starting my teaching career, so I didn't watch as much TV.
chrisb6263

Dianna and PJ - I remember both Lancer and Cade's County, but by 1969-1972 I was also into my young adult life and working fulltime (evenings and overnights), dating, getting married etc., so I kind of drifted away from prime-time television and don't really remember the details of either of those series.  I think the TV series (especially the westerns) between 1958 and 1968 are the ones I most vividly remember.  Does anyone remember "Cimarron Strip"?  It was a 90-minute western on CBS starring Stuart Whitman which lasted only one season (1967-68).  I liked it - and I really LOVED the opening music score!
Bless, Chris
chrisb6263

As a matter of fact, here is the opening theme from 'Cimarron Strip' as shown on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8VpOQFI20E

Hopefully I copied the link down correctly...if not, just Google "Cimarron Strip theme song"
Best, Chris
PJH

I don't remember Cimarron Strip from its first run, but it is now shown on Encore every Saturday morning.  I've watched it a couple of times. I've always liked Stuart Whitman.
cowgirl

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Dianna, I'm like you----I remember it being on, but can't remember any of the individual episodes.  And in 1971 I was just starting my teaching career, so I didn't watch as much TV.


This goes for me too!  All I remember was in the beginning when Glenn Ford was drving the jeep.

Cimarron Strip I have.  I taped them all off of Encore.  Pretty good episodes.  

Lancer, I remember but not much.  I always liked Andre Duggan.

It's too bad about James Stacey.  His life just seemed to go downhill.  How sad!
chrisb6263

Is 'Cade's County' on TV anywhere?  Was it ever on Encore?  And, did it ever make it to VHS or DVD?  I'd like to catch a few episodes.  I also like Glenn Ford and Edgar "Doc Burrage" Buchanan, and I think I remember seeing 'Cade' a time or two way back when....
Best, Chris

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